It is with deepest regrets, that we must inform all
R.E. Lee High School Alumni and the Class of 1969 that James F.
passed away on May 29, 2012.
James was born in
on Oct. 3, 1950
James Franklin "Woody"
Woodward, 61, of Alexandria
passed peacefully on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at Capital Hospice after
a valiant fight against cancer.
He began a long and distinguished career as a
Teamster in January 1973, until his passing. During more than 35
years as a Teamster, James served as trustees for Local 639 and
Local 246; serving as Business Agent, Recording Secretary, and
International Representative for the International Brotherhood of
the Teamsters Union for Local 639. While at Local 639, he
represented the construction industry, the Exhibits and Trade show,
and other various industries: and served as Trustee for the Health
and Pension Trust. He served as a delegate to six International
Conventions from 1981 to 2001.
survived by his wife of 44 years, Debra Woodward of Alexandria,
his son James "Pete" Woodward and his wife Valery, of Las Vega, NV;
and Nicole Woodward Felise, and her husband Lino, of
He is also survived by his brothers, Randy Moore, Vernon Moore, Joe
Woodward, Donald Moore and his sisters Jody Woodson, Shirley
Constantino, Mary Jean Wiley and Terry Browning. He is predeceased
by his parents Walter and Juliet Woodward, his brothers Robert
Woodward and Walter Scott, Jr. and his sisters Juliet Shifflett and
James requested no service or memorial. In lieu of
flowers, memorial donations may be made in James's name to Capital
Hospice and American Cancer Society.
The family wants to extend their sincere thanks
for those who have shared and contributed to James's life and
successes. He will be missed by his family, friends, and many work
associates and acquaintances.